How a mother’s odour helps her baby develop a sensitivity to faces

It has been thought that infants form categories using information from just one sense, whichever the most relevant. For example, the category of ‘faces’ result from an accumulation of visual information about what faces look like. However, an ...

Jul 17

Categories: Child Development

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Wearing hearing aid may help protect brain in later life

New study has concluded that people who wear a hearing aid for age-related hearing problems maintain better brain function over time than those who do not.

Jul 16

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Women’s preference for masculine faces not linked with hormones

We found no evidence that changes in hormone levels influence the type of men women find attractive," say lead researcher Benedict C. Jones of the University of Glasgow.

Jul 16

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Possible link between sugary drinks and cancer

Evidence indicates that limiting sugary drink consumption, together with taxation and marketing restrictions, might contribute to a reduction in cancer cases.

Jul 15

Categories: Cancer

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Processed foods and effect on developing fetus’ brain: Autism link?

UCF researchers are now a step closer to showing the link between the food pregnant women consume and the effects on a fetus’ developing brain.

Jul 13

Categories: Child Development

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Teens 'Mocked' by Their Parents are at Greater Risk for Bullying, ...

Constant rejection and hostility from parents can lead to emotional regulation issues in children, which may turn into anger problems when they become adolescents. Dysregulated anger due to poor parenting makes it difficult for teenagers to interact ...

Jul 12

Categories: Bullying, Parenting

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Facial Plastic Surgery in Men Enhances Perception of Attractiveness, ...

While people often seek plastic surgery to improve their appearances, altering certain facial features can also influence how others perceive an individual’s personality. Men who have undergone cosmetic surgery are often rated as more trustworthy, ...

Jul 12

Categories: Other

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Instagram Therapists Are the New Instagram Poets

In the age of social media and influencers it is not uncommon to see woes of wellness and self help advice spread across the internet. In particular, platforms such as Instagram seem to be attracting attention due to the rising popularity of ...

Jul 11

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Self-Care / Self Compassion

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How Sounds, Shapes, Speech and Body Movements Convey Emotion Through ...

Ever wondered why the things we see or hear can make us feel a certain way? A balance of energies in high or low frequencies make up the spectral centroid, which causes us to experience different emotions when we encounter sounds, shapes and ...

Jul 11

Categories: Other

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Perception of Lower Socioeconomic Standing Stimulates Appetite

Individuals who feel that their socioeconomic status are lower than that of others have a greater tendency to engage in excessive eating habits which increases their risk of becoming obese, according to a recent study conducted in Singapore.

Jul 11

Categories: Other

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A short bout of exercise enhances brain function

Neuroscientists at OHSU in Portland, Oregon, working with mice, have discovered that a short burst of exercise directly boosts the function of a gene that increases connections between neurons in the hippocampus, the region of the brain associated ...

Jul 10

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Five unusual, evidence-based ways to get better at a new language

Want to know how to get better at a new language?

Jul 10

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Even Today, We Want Our Heroes to Know Right From Wrong

We are likely to prefer characters whom we perceive moral, as compared to fictional figures who are immoral, despite the rising support for antiheroes and villains.

Jul 9

Categories: Other

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Ignoring Cues for Alcohol and Fast Food is Hard -- But is it Out of ...

Stress, tiredness as well as being busy with other tasks can cause us to experience difficulties resisting temptations.

Jul 9

Categories: Addictions

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Diet during development affects mating habits, insect study shows.

An animal’s choice of mate can be influenced by its diet as it reaches sexual maturity. Researchers believe that beetles are the first to link an animal’s nutritional intake during sexual development with its adult breeding habits.

Jul 8

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